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They did get money to go to the Olympics in the past

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Do the athletes get paid for their involvement in the Olympics?

Not directly. Although involvement in the Olympics is voluntary, the participants can go on to receive sport endorsements and public appearances that can result in a lucrative career. Many athletes will go on to compete professionally as well.

What did they do in the Olympics?

The Olympics consists of various sports. Athletes that go to the Olympics are the best of the best. They compete with athletes from other countries.

Who pays for athletes to go to Olympics?

Their sponsors.

Who goes to the Olympics?

Nowadays, professional athletes selected by their country go to the Olympics.

Do athletes get paid to go to the Olympics?

Athletes get an appearance fee and then extra if they win. They are not salaried which is why sponsorship and government grants are so important. They may also qualify for allowances from the AA but, again, these are small amounts. Most athletes will have an agent, if they are good, they will be signed to do endorsements, get sponsorship etc.

Where do the athletes stay when they go over to the Olympics?

They stay in a complex called the Olympic village.

Why did the Greeks agree to stop fighting for four years?

To let athletes go to the Olympics

How would athletes travel from Australia to go to the London 2012 Olympics?

by plane or boat :p

How do athletes get into the Olympics?

To get into the Olympics you must be selected by your country and they offer you to go, you may have to participate in certain events which will only let the best enter.

Who are the athletes from Fiji going to the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

Go to Then click on 'athletes' and pick Fiji. You'll get athlete pictures with their names and sport.

Top 20 highest paid athletes in the world?

Go to Forbes .com for list.

Why athletes go to the winter Olympics and compete?

To represent excellence in their sport among nations and representing a nation.

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